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Blu-ray News – Criterion’s January slate, Force Awakens poster & trailer debut & Scream’s Army of Darkness BD reviewed!

October 19, 2015 - 1:56 am   |   by
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We’re starting the new week with a pair of great Blu-ray reviews, and some fine Blu-ray release news too...

First up, our own Tim Salmons has just posted his new Halloween Hangover review of Scream Factory’s long-awaited Army of Darkness: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray! Looks like the disc is epic and loaded, so do check out the review. Also, Jim Hemphill has turned in his thoughts on Kino Lorber’s Heart of Midnight (1988). Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

In announcement news this morning, Criterion has unveiled an amazing slate of titles for release in January, including Toshiya Fujita’s The Complete Lady Snowblood (Blu-ray and DVD – includes Lady Snowblood [Spine #790] and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance [Spine #791]) on 1/5/2016, Wim Wenders’ The American Friend (Spine #793 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Giuseppe De Santis’ Bitter Rice (Spine #792 – Blu-ray, DVD, and Hulu Plus) on 1/12, and the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis (Spine #794 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Charles Vidor’s Gilda (Spine #795 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/19. First Zatoichi and now Lady Snowblood? Terrific news! Can Lone Wolf and Cub be far behind?

Also, as expected, Disney and Lucasfilm did unveil the final poster artwork for the upcoming theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens yesterday. Here’s what it looks like...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (final poster

And as promised, if you tune in to ESPN’s Monday Night Football tonight, you’ll get to see the debut of the full final trailer for the film. The trailer will bow online as well shortly afterwards, and tickets for the film go on sale tonight too. Check with your local theaters for all the details.

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for all the new Criterion January titles, as well as Roger Waters: The Wall. Nearly all of them are now available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking on the covers...

Inside Ilewyn Davis (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    Lady Snowblood (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    Roger Waters: The Wall (Blu-ray Disc)

Bitter Rice (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    Gilda (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    The American Friend (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Back later with more. Stay tuned...

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